The French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said that the Paris conference of the settlement in the Middle East, which held on Sunday, agreed on the two-state solution and renounce “violence” and rejected Israeli settlement.
Ayrault added at a press conference, followed by the final statement of the conference, “We do not want to give a gift to extremists by the continuation of the conflict, as he said speakers at the conference, who stressed the importance of unity of the international community towards ending extremism, end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”
The conference expressed concern over the settlement and support for Security Council resolution 1334, which became a law condemns the settlements, calling for “the mobilization of efforts to return to negotiations, and this has been talked about during the preparations for the conference, which is important for the future also after the conference.”
He said, “Today we have tried to contribute something positive to achieve a peace process that is now pending, much has been said that there is a prior bilateral by the parties and certainly we prefer access to direct negotiations with the parties, and the need to launch the peace process.”
He added: “the real peace must become a real desire and commitment of both sides to peace, and that the international community is trying to support the parties to help themselves to return to the negotiating table, and we finished with two proposals: the first one is to think in the context of the negotiations and the basic rules and framework of 1967 and the resolutions of the United Nations in this context, and the second is establishing incentives for both sides to join the peace process. “
The French minister urged Palestinians and Israelis to return to the negotiating table , by economic incentives and special partnership with the EU and investors in the region from the private sector, and at the level of international cooperation.
He also said, “We will continue to work on capacity-building for the future state of Palestine, and we involved representatives of civil society in Palestine and Israel and bring them closer to each other, and we consulted with more than 150 organizations representing civil society, and mobilize the world to support both parties in this context to get to negotiations and peace.”
He stressed that “the international community must be honest as far as possible, and we hope the best, and certainly we intend to restore security to the region after the terrorist attacks on the Middle East.”